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ERIC Number: ED343095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching Vocabulary To Improve Mathematical Comprehension and Communication.
Gardner, Jo Ann
A study examined the effectiveness of teaching students the vocabulary of mathematics. Subjects in the experimental group, 14 students in a remedial math section of a secondary school basic skills program, were taught the vocabulary and definitions of 50 mathematical terms as identified on the New Jersey High School Proficiency Test, Mathematics. Students in the experimental group developed word meanings and gave reports about items found in the newspaper. Subjects in the control group, 7 students in a similar program, were taught in the traditional manner with no particular emphasis directed toward the specific vocabulary and took the same pre- and posttests as subjects in the experimental group. Results indicated that a significant improvement in test scores occurred when the experimental group was taught certain definitions. (Two tables of data are included; 17 references, the New Jersey High School Proficiency Test (Mathematics), and the vocabulary list are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey High School Proficiency Test